Sakuragawa Miyako is a graduate student at Eito University against the wishes of her family. She finds out that the prince of Estolia is studying abroad and is at Eito University. His noble appearance and gentleman’s manners quickly filled the campus with hysterical women’s voices. She wants to get close to him only in the hopes of finishing her thesis on his great grandmother, Queen Ritsuko–but he has other ideas!? – Mix of Utopian Dreams and Aerandria Scans synopsis
I love this manga so much, and I’ve read it so many times can’t remember! Enjouji Maki is just unceasing in quality of fabulousness, and this was a joy to read like everything else she does. I’m not talking about something that will cause you to reevaluate your life or anything, I don’t go for that stuff. Its just uniquely plotted feel good Josei fluff to make you go Kyaaa~! Seriously good.
Like always, the art was pleasing and the bishie Will not too girly despite being more feminine than other romance interests in her work , and the female protagonist refreshing with a set look and feel to be cinderella-d up on occasions. I really like this type of art, especially for josei as its not ridiculously sappy and I don’t get tired of it. It could be said that her heroines all look similar, but she characterizes them enough that you really don’t notice it, and when you do it doesn’t seem relevant.
And again, like always the plot was unique AND high quality AND well developed AND not rushed AND didn’t drag, hence being perfect. The “Prince” concept has been done before, but the Mangaka has developed it as such that it is new and more entertaining than any other combo I have come across. It was well paced, not overdone, with no plot turns recycled from the Josei plot bank, although she does have a penchant for *SPOILER BUT NOT MUCH OF ONE* pregnancy *END SPOILER* But she just does it well with her own distinctive touch. Then again, as is probably clear, I am just a teeeensey bit of a Enjouji Maki Sensei fangirl…
Need I even go into how yet again the characters were unique, perfectly developed and so totally not annoying? I marvel at how there is a lack of a character who annoys me all the way through, there usually is. Instead I get a wonderful plethora of individual characters who each add something to the plot without being paper thin false characters, no matter how fleeting their appearance. Yeah this is a real refreshing manga. The main characters are, needless to say, also pretty awesome.
I don’t even need to add anymore. 5/5 I love it. [WARNING – RATING MAY BE SUBJECT TO FANGIRL BIAS]